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Drilling Tools International acquires Reamco

Oilfield Technology,

Hicks Equity Partners (HEP) has announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals Inc., has acquired Reamco Inc., a company that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related drilling industry products.

Directional Rentals has also been renamed Drilling Tools International (DTI) to more accurately reflect the company's mission of renting, manufacturing and selling drilling tools used in bottom hole assemblies to oilfield services companies, independent directional drillers and exploration companies, both onshore and offshore.

Drilling products

Reamco specialises in the manufacture and refurbishment of stabilisers, drill collars, reamers and related products and also offers grinding and hardfacing capabilities. Through this acquisition, DTI will expand its machining capabilities and offer improved customer service by shortening turnaround time and improving quality on essential tool repairs. Reamco maintains key API certifications and is ISO certified.

Reamco’s previous owners, Brent Milam and Ashley Lane, have become shareholders in DTI and have joined the company’s management team.


Thomas Hicks

Hicks Equity Partners CEO, Thomas Hicks, commented: “We are delighted by DTI’s progress since we acquired the company in 2012. Wayne Prejean and his team have done an outstanding job meeting the needs of a dynamic marketplace and positioning the company for future growth. Likewise, Brent and Ashley have also built an excellent company in Reamco and have cultivated a well-deserved reputation as a leading downhole tool manufacturing company. The combination of these two world class entities creates a more competitive industry participant with expanded capabilities that we expect to drive growth in the international drilling markets.”

Wayne Prejean

DTI CEO, Wayne Prejean, added: “The acquisition of Reamco is a ‘win-win’ that strengthens our strategic position and capabilities through an enhanced ability to aggressively pursue new markets such as deep water drilling. In particular, our customers will benefit as we bring more maintenance and repair operations in-house, allowing us to more efficiently deliver the services they need. We look forward to growing Reamco through key investments in its facilities, equipment and people, which is the true strength of our company.”

Brent Milam

Milam commented: “I am excited to join forces with Wayne Prejean, the DTI team and Hicks Equity Partners. I have dedicated much of my professional career to the development of this company and could not have asked for better partners as we look towards the next phase of our growth.”

Ashley Lane

Lane added: “With the opening of our new sales office in the North Sea and the horsepower and asset base of DTI, I look forward to substantial growth in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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